General Contacts

Last Updated: Friday, 12-Nov-21 08:36

Staff Contacts

Acting Chief Officer Esther Kavanagh Dixon -

Press Office

Please direct all press enquiries to

Policy and Press Officer

Matt Cunningham -

Press Officer
Roxanne Ali -

Policy Officer

Katy Block -

Business Support Manager
Gary Dumbarton -

Events and Communications Officer
Rebecca Denny -

Finance Officer
Suzanne Chester -

Business Support Assistant

Board of Directors

Charlotte Ramsden | email:

Vice President
Steve Crocker

Immedidate Past President

Honorary Secretary

Sally Rowe

Honorary Treasurer
Stuart Carlton

Elected Directors
Bernie Brown
Kathryn Boulton
Sarah Jones
Alison Noble

For more information about the ADCS Board of Directors click here

Policy Committee Chairs

Educational Achievement
Gail Tolley |

Families, Communities & Young People
Sara Tough |

Health, Care & Additional Needs
Edwina Grant |

Resources & Sustainability
Matt Dunkley |

Standards, Performance & Inspection
Andy Smith |

Workforce Development
Rachael Wardell |

Associates Network

Paul Brennan |

Subcommittee Chairs

Asylum Task Force
Chris Spencer |

Regional Chairs

East Midlands
Jane Moore |


Sue Cook |

Greater London

Martin Pratt |

North East
John Pearce |

North West
Paul Marshall |

South East
Lucy Butler | and Mac Heath |

South West
Sheila Smith |

West Midlands
Emma bennett |

Yorkshire and Humber
Beate Wagner |


The ADCS staff team is now home based - please contact the team using email.

Media enquiries

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